Senior Electro-Mechanical Engineer

  • Company: Johnson & Johnson
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 3212170213-en-us

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Surgical Care Business is currently recruiting for a Senior Electro/Mechanical Engineer to be located in Cincinnati Ohio.
The Ethicon Surgical Care business offers a broad range of products, platforms and technologies-including sutures, surgical staplers, clip appliers, trocars and synthetic mesh devices-that are used in a wide variety of minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Specialties include support for treatment of colorectal and thoracic conditions, women's health conditions, hernias, cancer and obesity. The Ethicon Surgical Care business combines products and services of two market leading legacy companies, both with long histories of medical innovation. Ethicon, Inc. based in Somerville, New Jersey, was founded more than 80 years ago as a pioneer in suture development and manufacturing, helping to transform the safety and electiveness of open surgery. Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. was created 20 years ago in Cincinnati, Ohio, developing innovative devices that have driven the revolutionary shift from open to minimally invasive surgery that continues to lead the industry today.
The Senior EM Engineer will operate in a matrixed global organization and be responsible for partnering with new product development teams to insure that the product design incorporates good DFM/A principals as well as good service and maintenance practices that facilitate long term serviceability.  In addition to this, other activities include:
  • Conduct DFMA sessions during Design & Pilot phase
  • Conduct process FMEA sessions during Design & Pilot phases
  • Conduct qualification
  • Design, specify, procure & install assembly equipment, jigs, fixtures & gages, specify acceptance criteria, spare parts & calibration 
  • Develop assembly process applying appropriate "world class" manufacturing concepts 
  • Develop, design, validate & start up manufacturing & assembly operations that meet team objectives for product quality, cost & performance 
  • Input manufacturing requirements into product design to insure design for manufacturability & team goals are met 
  • Insure product is properly designed for manufacture & suppliers are properly selected & qualified 
  • Provide all documentation & specifications for process & equipment including drawings, process specifications, PS & OM sheets, routers, IPQA specifications & troubleshooting guide
  • Select & work together with suppliers & designers to finalize product design, material selection & final process selection
  • Train mechanics & operators on internal processes & equipment requirements
  • Using appropriate statistical techniques, develop validation protocols, qualify first articles, complete process capability studies & process validation on both internal & supplier processes.
  • Troubleshooting product, process and component issues and implementing product improvements related to performance, or supplier needs, and providing critical updates essential for maintaining our market share and ensuring patient safety.
  • Successfully resolving issues by building a network and creating relationships with all aspects of the business, including the global supply chain.
  • Executing critical to business projects involving supply chain design, process development, value engineering, risk management and quality improvement.
  • Actively participate in all other team activities contributing where required to other functional areas within team 
  • Actively participate in Quality Function Deployment, market research, design FMEA, Business Plan development & other team activities to help insure total team success
  • Approve supplier gage design, inspection methods & calibration requirements
  • Assignments will typically be of low to moderate size & complexity, or he/she may be assigned responsibility for part of a more complex project

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required. A focused degree in Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electro-mechanical Engineering, degree from a Military Academy  or closely related discipline is preferred.
  • Medical Device development Experience is preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience is required.
  • Experience in the service and repair of E/M Equipment preferred.  
  • Previous professional experience within an Electro-Mechanical function is required. 
  • Experience working in a highly regulated environment is preferred.
  • Knowledge of ISO and cGMP regulations is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with RoHS, UL and IEC 60601 product safety and EMC requirements are preferred.
  • Experience working with in-process and finished good test equipment is preferred
  • Experience in managing product, project and process risks via tools (i.e. FMEA & RISDA) is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of IPC acceptance and workmanship is preferred. 
  • Experience with electro-mechanical manufacturing processes that include: 
  • Box build, SMT,  BGA/PGA, device packaging, micro-electronics, motors, gearboxes, wire harnesses, power supplies, LED's, LCD displays, PCBA's, rigid/flex circuits, EPROM's, software validation, HiPot testing and in-circuit testing is preferred. ESD and EMI controls within a manufacturing environment are preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with industry norms and standards for wiring and cable management is preferred.   
  • Competent working knowledge of Process Excellence Tools, statistical techniques is required.
  • Use of statistical and analytical tools such as Minitab, DOE, GR&R, hypothesis testing is strongly preferred.
  • A certification in Process Excellence (Green Belt or Black Belt) is preferred.
  • Good communication and presentation skills required. 
  • This position may require up to 25% travel both domestic and international and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Primary Location
United States-Ohio-Cincinnati
Ethicon Endo Surgery Inc (6041)
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